The 3rd INTERNATIONAL ONLINE RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS TOURNAMENT is a competition through livestream that will be for senior and junior individuals and both senior and junior groups. The countries that will take part in this competition are SUI, UZB, RUS, ITA BUL, SRB, FRA, LAT and FIN.
Some of the most popular gymnasts of the world are confirmed for this tournament such as Dina Averina, Arina Averina, Ekaterina Selezneva, Katrin Taseva, Milena Baldassarri and Alexandra Agiurgiuculese among others. Boryana Kaleyn finally withdrawn from the competition because of temperature.
Legendary Rhythmic Gymnastics School in Ukraine organize an unique Grand Prix from 13th to 17th of March in Kiev.
The event is run by the mother, Albina Deriugina (Hero in Ukraine) and daughter Irina Deriugina, who is the head coach. Irina’s daughter, Ireesha Blokhina, works in the school as a senior choreographer. Since 1992, “Deriugina Cup” is the biggest competition in Ukraine and one of the most important events of the Rhythmic Gymnastics Competition Calendar.
Yanika Vartlaan (UKR)
“Deriugina Cup” is a celebration of femininity, beauty and elegance, and most importantly – popularisation of rhythmic gymnastics in Ukraine.
Notable Alumni of this school were Olympians Ekaterina Serebryanskaya, Oksana Skaldina, Aleksandra Tymoshenko, Anna Rizatdinova and Anna Bessonova, between others.
Olena Dyachenko (UKR)
The winner of last year edition was Polina Khonina, from Russia. The participants list is still to confirm.
Russian individual team is again on top with the brilliant success of Aleksandra Soldatova, who won gold and Ekaterina Selezneva (silver). Aleksandra skipped Grand Prix Thiais due to technical decisions, last week in France. She changed her hoop routine by third time this season choosing a Spanish music maybe looking forward European Championships. She also got the best score of this competition, by the moment.
Neviana Vladinova from Bulgaria is still recovering from an injury which prevents her to compete. Katrin Taseva and Boryana Kaleyn are representing the host country in this competition. They qualified for finals but could not get any medals in All-Around competition.
Katrin Taseva (BUL)
Bulgarian senior group definitly got the best scores in both exercises and qualified first with a total of 41.250, almost 3 points ahead Japan and Italy.